child reading "The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." ~ John Lubbock

 
 

What is Title I?

Title I is a 100% federally funded supplemental educational program that provides assistance to local school districts to improve educational opportunities for students who are experiencing difficulty in reading and in math. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the content and performance standards in reading and in math. The Pennsylvania State System of Assessment is one way to evaluate the success of the Title I program.


What will Title I do for my child?

The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational support and instruction beyond the regular classroom. During Tier Time, a 35 minute instructional block, Title I students receive small group intervention in a small group setting outside the classroom. No new instruction takes place during tier time, so students do not miss any new learning while they attend their tier time.  All instructional groups are determined by student need. This instruction is provided by reading specialists, teachers specializing in math, trained Title I Intervention Tutors, and in some cases, classroom teachers.


How are students identified for Title I services?

 

The following are the criteria used for identifying students for eligibility for Title I Reading services at all three elementary schools.  To qualify for Title I Reading services, a student must present a concern on three criteria.  Two of the criteria must be Academic Assessments.  Additional Assessment Measures can provide one criteria used to qualify a student Title I Reading.    


Grades K - 2  

Academic Assessments  

  • AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25%ile

  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment

  • PELI - Not meeting proficiency

  • Dial 3 Test - Not meeting proficiency

  • Prior Head Start

Additional Measure

  • Teacher Recommendation

  • Parent Recommendation

Grades 3-5

Academic Assessments

  • AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25%ile

  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment

  • PSSA - Below Basic and lower range of Basic  

Additional Assessment Measure

  • Teacher Recommendation

  • Report Card Grades (Beginning in Reading Comprehension)

Title I Staff

Mr. Daniel Vorhis
Director of Education and Assessment

dvorhis@pgsd.org

 
 
Ms. Meganlynn Norris
District Reading Specialist 

mnorris@pgsd.org

 

Lower Pottsgrove Elementary

 

Mrs. Maura Lundstrom
Reading Specialist

mlundstrom@pgsd.org

 

Ms. Rebecca Slothower
Reading Specialist 

rslothower@pgsd.org

 
Mrs. Heather Geist Micheals
Reading Specialist 
 
 
 
 

Ringing Rocks Elementary

 

Mr. Rob Land
Reading Specialist 

robertland@pgsd.org

 

Mrs. Karen Wolfe
Reading Specialist 

kwolfe@pgsd.org

 

 

West Pottsgrove Elementary

 

Mrs. Marianne Harrison
Reading Specialist 

mharrison@pgsd.org

 

Mr. Rob Land
Reading Specialist 

robertland@pgsd.org

 

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